@skopemag news for December 5, 2018 @ 3 pm est

Charlie Faye & the Fayettes go for ‘The Whole Shebang’ with new album

The ’60s may have been a time when girls searched for clues in his kiss and pondered whether sweet-talkin’ guys would still love them tomorrow, but it was also the decade when they started questioning the status quo; by the time the ’70s dawned, they knew what they wanted: r-e-s-p-e-c-t, in the house, the House and everywhere else.


Scottish duo HYYTS have unveiled the video for latest single ‘DWY.’ The track is the follow-up to September’s debut single ‘Butterflies In My Head’ and eschews the big beat production of their debut release in favour of a more stripped back sound.

Secret Treehouse: Fear of Frogs out Jan 11th

Fear of Frogs is about the fear of involuntarily (or not) misleading someone you love, and in that way preventing them from achieving their goals. And the feeling of just wanting to run away from it all, coz you’re afraid you’ll end up just doing damage. The band name is about a form of escapism. The place you retreat to when you need some distance and escape from reality.

Arlo Parks Shares Stunning Video For ‘Cola’

South Carolina’s NGeeYL Drops “Microsoft” Single [Listen Now] 

The “Trip Gang” rapper’s sound is rather distinct as his relaxed cadence over the hard hitting production is uniquely and solely NGeeYL. Hhis crafted narratives turn into anthems inspired by the trap and for the trap.

AUGUST 08 shares new video “Spiral” feat. WYNNE

Los Angeles based R&B singer and 88rising crew member AUGUST 08 shared a new video for his recently released single “Spiral” featuring Grammy nominated artist and producer WYNNE. The visual utilizes moody lighting and colors to emphasize the forlorn nature of the song and features both August and Wynne as they reflect on unrequited love.

CAMU Releases Official Music Video for “The One You Leave Behind”!

Hawaii based, NAKED front-man CAMU has released the official music video for “The One You Leave Behind,” part 2 of the video Trilogy. Directed, edited, and produced by CAMU, “The One You Leave Behind” was filmed throughout the Island of Hawaii.

E.PARKER Releases Highly Anticipated New Single ‘Godspeed’

Today, UK via Australia moody pop chanteuse E.PARKER (f.k.a. PARKER) releases her highly anticipated new single ‘Godspeed’. Teaming up with producer Gethin Pearson (ALMA, Kele Okereke) the single sees E.PARKER take her sultry pop sound to new heights, pairing her etherial and broody vocals with haunting melodies taking blood from the vein of storytelling raconteur Lana Del Rey with lyrics of undulated decadence and masochistic obsession. Premiering now on The Line Of Best Fit, listen to ‘Godspeed’ HERE.

Cuco & Ethiopian Canadian singer Hunnah team up on new song “Crush”

Canadian singer / songwriter Hunnah shares her new song “Crush” produced by Cuco. The glittering R&B track sees Hunnah daydreaming about the impossible – being vulnerable and bringing her walls down. The song is off her debut Show You EP that will now be coming out in January. The EP introduces Hunnah as a major force, both as a singer and skilled songwriter, but also serves as a dedication to her mother who passed away from cancer.

Winston Surfshirt Shares New Track “For The Record” || Out Now On PIAS / Sweat It Out


“With the band’s fifth LP, Distractions, the trio delivers a powerhouse blast of songs that range from soul to psychedelic rock. For those concerned that rock ‘n’ roll has become too quantized, freeze dried, or other things that have zees in them, Dirty Streets is very much the band you’re looking for.” – POPMATTERS

Joshua Speers Releases Debut Single ‘Bad Night’

Delaware-based emerging songwriter JOSHUA SPEERS today releases his debut single “Bad Night” via The Orchard. The track is a thrilling introduction to one of the most exciting artists of 2019, who promises a string of equally anthemic songs to be released next year.

Foxanne – “So Excited”

Foxanne is “both sensuous and original in nature,” as described by John Pfeiffer of the Aquarian. Foxanne is an independent, Brooklyn-based artist pushing gracefully through musical boundaries. Foxanne has been likened to artists including Maggie Rogers, St. Vincent, and Jenny Lewis. This spring, Foxanne released their debut studio EP “halfling”. The record has been praised by publications such as The Deli, Songwriting Magazine, The Aquarian, You Don’t Know Jersey, Digital Wheat Paste, and Golden Mixtape.


Today, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and musician Stephen Puth unveils his debut single “Sexual Vibe.” He also officially reveals the news of his signing to Arista Records. Underscored by a throwback bounce, bright guitars, and funky bass tones, the track introduces his simmering, sexy, and soulful style. Its mix of pop and Motown-esque seduction proves fun, flirty, and fiery as he announces in a booming baritone, “We’re on that sexual vibe…”

Mothica Releases New Music Video “By Now,” ‘Ashes’ EP Out Now

PRATEEK KUHAD’S Shares Sublime Slice of Alt Folk : “cold/mess”

The gorgeous video, shot in Mumbai on 16mm film by director Dar Gai and starring Zoya Hussain and Jim Sarbh), takes the viewer through a bittersweet journey of love that is equally as intoxicating as it is toxic. The actors are known for their performances in films celebrated as vehicles of the new wave of realism in Indian cinema. Gai, a new voice from the subcontinent, whose latest feature ‘Namdev Bhau – in search of Silence” will have it’s US Premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January of 2019. The video was produced by Jugaad Motion Pictures. Cinematographer is Aditya Varma.


In “FINALLY”, Jordan continues his trend of having cinematic visuals working with his longtime video director, Christian Breslauer. The opening scene finds Jordan and bystanders at his own funeral and then finds him in the center of a storm. This symbolizes Jordan’s feelings about people who betrayed him. He was hurt but instead of dwelling he channels that energy into hustling harder. The final scene displays half the room waking up from a slumber, which symbolizes people are finally starting to notice Jordan Hollywood.

Glass Dove Release Video for Debut Single feat. Liz Cooper; New Group Led by Josh Benus (Modern Inventors)

Glass Dove, the new group led by Josh Benus (Modern Inventors), released today the video for their debut single “Cigarette Sunset.” Produced by Grammy-winning producer and writer Owen Biddle (The Roots, John Legend), “Cigarette Sunset” features guest Liz Cooper (of Liz Cooper & The Stampede) and is the first taste of what’s to come from the Nashville-based indie rock artist.

SIIMBA LIIVES LONG Releases New Single “ONE STONE,” Out Everywhere Now

With the final weeks of 2018 coming to a close, Ethopian-American rapper SIIMBA LIIVES LONG is ending the year with a series of singles including last month’s critically acclaimed release “BAD FOR THE SOUL” featuring KAMAU. Reflecting on a year that included new track releases, two music videos- “HOOKED” and the cypher style video for “BAD FOR THE SOUL-,” and a series of live performances including a jaw-dropping hook suspension stunt at Treble FM’s one-year anniversary show, SIIMBA is now ready to wrap up one of the most pivotal years in his career to date.

Edward David Anderson Shares “Bad Tattoos” Video Off New Album ‘Chasing Butterflies’

“The story of my life’s written on my skin,” sings Edward David Anderson on the devilishly sardonic “Bad Tattoos” from his new album Chasing Butterflies (Black Dirt Records – Oct. 19, 2018). The song, like the artist, is brutally honest and has a worn feel; like it’s coming from someone that has been around and put in the miles. “I don’t think I could have written these tunes when I was 25,” Anderson explains. “Everything I’ve done, the people I’ve met, all the places I’ve been, have brought me to this moment.”


Newly anointed EGOT winner and multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend has premiered the animated lyric video for “Bring Me Love” from his first Christmas album, A Legendary Christmas available now on Columbia Records.


Liz Brasher premieres new single “Blood of the Lamb” at Billboard

Liz Brasher’s debut album showcases her robust voice, accompanied by her technical guitar playing and allegorical songwriting, with her inspirations stemming from a myriad of musicians, wandering from Pop Staples to surf guitar icons The Ventures. Brasher has a punch to her playing on record, but when it comes to her live performances, she is an absolute powerhouse show stopper. Brasher distills this passion and vigor into eleven powerful tracks on her debut LP.